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Hearts

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A table decoration lies aslant after a sweetheart dinner at an Arizona church.
  


The dinner party’s over,
The hearts are all askew;
It’s time to clear the tables—
Bring on the busser crew!
 
They love to clear the tables,
They know there will be tips;
But you and I, my valentine,
Shall feed our hungry lips!

   
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
   
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Love”

Valentine

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A table decoration for a sweetheart dinner at an Arizona church
  


I gave my love a basket
(A funny valentine!),
And asked my love to fill it
With chocolate and with wine.
 
Alas, my love had nothing
Except the best of will,
And so my basket’s empty,
But yet I love him still.

   
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
   
   
More Ruby Tuesday Too
  
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Love”

Meditation

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Christmas tree made of ribbons on a church bulletin board, Yuma County, Arizona
 


under the yule tree
an hour of meditation
to restore my soul

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Enough

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Decorative candles on a church wall, Yuma County, Arizona
 


only a candle
to drive away the darkness
but it is enough

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Contemplation

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Corn husk Madonna and Child in a Yuma County, Arizona church
 


in the season’s rush
taking time to contemplate
how a mother loves

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Rush”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Hint

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Pencil holder in a church classroom, Southern Arizona
 


November morning—
not even a hint of frost
among the pencils

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Disparate Tales

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Fallen leaf, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona
 
 


  
~~ 1 ~~
  
three kids on the run
deciding which bus to take—
their furtive glances
  
~~ 2 ~~
  
during the first hymn
an old woman coughs in church—
the alto just glares
  
~~ 3 ~~
  
swinging the scissors
from one hand to the other—
ambidextrous boy
  
~~ 4 ~~
  
wilderness matins—
the liturgy of weirdness
in a lizard’s tail
  
~~ 5 ~~
  
after last night’s storm
the smell of white flower heads
battered by hailstones
  
~~ 6 ~~
  
autumn afternoon—
the old Chevy’s clicking valves
keeping cricket time
  
~~ 7 ~~
  
dabbing away tears
after the graveside service—
the sergeant’s widow

 
Haiku © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
  
More Macro Monday 2
  
More Sunday’s Whirligig #87
  
More Poetry Pantry #330 at Poets United

Playing

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An artist’s rendering of a street scene after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The painting hangs in a church in Southern Arizona.
 


playing in the street
even after the earth shifts—
a boy in blue shoes

 

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Shift”

Splendor

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Christmas decorations at an Arizona church
 


last year’s ornaments
shining in quiet splendor
for a few hours more

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Rooster

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Rooster painted in acrylics by Havre, Montana artist Mary Nault at a recent outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona
 


a small church choir—
even the tenors welcome
the rooster’s singing

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Lightness”